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Poster: deadhead66 Date: May 26, 2007 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Don't Let This Gem Go Unnoticed

A very kind and generous Head recently let me burn 11/17/78b, the middle show from the November '78 run at the Uptown. It took me many years to find it (the only show I didn't have from "From Egypt With Love" through New Year's), and I'm so glad I did. Sure, the whole first set save the "Shakedown" opener is missing, and the sound is rocky, but the show -- played on the same date as the Rambler Room performance -- is transportative bliss. Without question, the most expressive, dynamic, and affecting "Ship of Fools" I've heard. "Eyes" is second only to Rochester 11/21/78 in ultimate fluency. "Terrapin" out of "Space" is a revelation. First "Casey Jones" since New Year's '77.

Unlike the Rambler Room performance, this show is really hard to find. I'll be happy to snail-mail it to any sincerely interested takers. Trades preferred; B. & P. fine as well.

A good Memorial Day weekend to all.


P.S.: I forgot to mention that "Tom Dooley" and "Deep Elem Blues" from the Rambler Room are featured as bonus tracks on the expanded and remastered version of Reckoning.

This post was modified by deadhead66 on 2007-05-26 17:54:00